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The Best $400 Gaming PC Build! (Mid 2015)

Amazing $400 Gaming PC Build that is capable of running nearly every game at 1080p!



Hey guys Drake here, today I have a $400 gaming PC build for you guys. At a very competitive price point with the consoles, this PC should be able to run most games at decent settings at 1080p. Let’s get started with the components.

Starting with the CPU, we went with the AMD Athlon 860k. This is a quad core 3.7 GHz processor, and for 70 bucks, it’s a really good CPU. This CPU is really good for gaming, and can handle some streaming and video editing. Overall for the price point it’s one of the best bang for buck CPU’s at the moment.

Next, for the motherboard, we went with the Gigabyte GA-F2A78M-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard. This is a $60 motherboard, with basic features, but it will work well in our build. Gigabyte has some really good motherboards, and for this price point this motherboard is perfect.

Moving along, for the RAM, we went with Crucial Ballistix Sport 8 GB RAM kit. This is a dual channel memory kit, and 8 GB is the standard for most gaming builds nowadays. 8 GB is more than enough for most builds, and this cheap $50 kit is reliable and fast.

Next, for the Hard Drive, we went with a Western Digital Blue 1 TB Hard Drive. This is a $50 Hard Drive and given the price per Gigabyte, this Hard Drive is perfect. 1 TB is more than enough for most PC gamers now, and this Western Digital drive is affordable and reliable.

For our video card, we chose the PowerColor Radeon R7 260X GPU. This graphics card has 2 GB’s of GDDR5 memory which is about the base for most 1080p builds. This card is capable of running most games at medium settings or higher. In addition, PowerColor makes some high quality GPU’s and this one is no exception. For the Price of about $110 there is not much to go wrong with here.

For our case, we went with the Cooler Master N200 case. This is a $40 MicroATX case. It has most basic features that almost all cases contain. In addition, Cooler Master makes really high quality cases and this of course, is one of them.

And last but not least, for the Power Supply, we chose the Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power supply. This is a really good power supply for $45. Corsair, in my honest opinion, has some of the best power supplies out at the moment, and this budget power supply will perform good. This build will consume approximately 300 watts, so 430 is more than enough. 80+ bronze certified means this power supply will deliver good clean efficient power.

So that’s about is guys, this was my $400 Gaming PC Build. Let me know what type of PC build you guys want to see next, and as always, keep it tuned to NH Tech.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($69.49 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A78M-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($102.79 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $415.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-22 19:15 EDT-0400

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